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Ari Berman

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Ari Berman

Ari Berman

Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is working on a book about voting rights since 1965. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux—for whom he is now working on a history of voting rights. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science.  

Articles

News and Features

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

Judging by his advisers, Romney would embrace Bush’s unilateral interventionism and massive military budgets.

A GOP win in November would move the most conservative bench in history even further to the right.

How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

Herzog’s film, which debuts today, opens at a time when debate over capital punishment has taken on renewed urgency.

A powerful, bipartisan coalition of deficit hawks has manufactured a center-right consensus that dominates the Beltway.

An interview with Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, directors of a new documentary on the shocking prevalence of violent crimes in inner-city America.

The new consumer protection bureau’s mission is to make it easier for consumers to understand financial fine print. So why are bankers so scared?

Blogs

A panel of Republican judges issues a stunning decision reinstating Wisconsin’s voter ID law before the midterms.
More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting...
A big victory for voting rights in a key battleground state
The country’s most stringent voter ID law is once again challenged in federal court.
A federal judge denies a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s harsh new voting law. 
The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.
The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 
One year after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA, few Republicans have signed on to a legislative solution.